Philosophers Who Changed History


This visual celebration of the world’s most celebrated thinkers tells the fascinating stories of their lives and pioneering ideas.

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Philosophers Who Changed History

This illustrated guide is ideal for those interested in philosophy, politics, history, and literature or who would like to broaden their general understanding of philosophy and the lives of philosophers.

Inside this book on philosophers, you’ll find:

-An overview of the lives and works of around 80 of the world’s most influential philosophers – from the Classical era to the present
-Eight pages of brand-new content with 12 new entries, including Frederick Douglass and Luce Irigaray
-Lavishly illustrated portraits of each philosopher, alongside photographs of their homes, studies and personal artefacts

In this philosophy guide, each philosopher is introduced with a realistic portrait and biographical entries which trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired and influenced them. Entries explore the key ideas and working methods of each individual and set their ideas in context, conveying a powerful sense of the place and the period of history in which they lived. Philosophers Who Changed History provides revealing insights into what drove each individual to develop new ways of understanding the world.

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